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You can find here the scientific program of phytolith-related sessions at the 27th annual meeting of the EAA:

Program IMPR sessions


EAA Keynote Lecture

We are glad to announce that Dolores Piperno (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, US) will give a keynote lecture at the 27th EAA on September 7 at 18:45 CEST.




Hereafter we present the list of sessions related to phytolith research. In their abstracts you can read more about the session contents and main research questions: abstracts of the sessions (pdf)

Since the 12th IMPR has been merged with the 27th Annual Meeting of the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists), you will find the IMPR-sessions also in the EAA website under Scientific Program. Scientific Program

Thank-you for your contribution for oral/poster presentation!!


List of sessions


IMPR-sessions and invited speakers:

• #246 - Phytoliths in integrated archaeobotanical and ethnoarchaeological studies / Emma Jenkins, Bournemouth University (UK)

• #251 - Phytolith identification, classification and morphometry

• #256 - Phytoliths biogeochemistry - From phytoliths formation and role in modern plants to new proxies for archaeology and palaeoecology / Martin Hodson, Oxford Brookes University (UK) and Carla Lancelotti, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Spain)

• #319 - Phytoliths in geoarchaeology and micromorphology / Yannick Devos, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

• #340 - Phytoliths as a proxy for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction / Doris Barboni, CNRS-CEREGE Aix en Provence (France)

IMPR-microscopy session:

• #342 - Phytoliths in soil thin sections

General EAA-session:

• #326 - Everything you always wanted to know about phytoliths (but were afraid to ask): Their contribution to the modelling of past human behavior